Alvaro Cedeño Molinari

Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the WTO

Álvaro Cedeño Molinari was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the WTO on February 2015. Among his responsibilities he holds his country’s representation at the OECD, in Paris, France, during the current process of accession to the membership.

Previously, he held the post of Ambassador of Costa Rica to Tokyo, Japan (2011-­2014). His experience in public service includes being Commercial Attaché at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Beijing, China (2007­‐2009) and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Trade (2006-­2007).

Ambassador Cedeño has a Law degree from the University of Costa Rica, and has a masters in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation from the University of Tromsø Norway, and a masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Melloin University. He is enthusiastic about social media, environmental issues and social innovation. He is married and has one daughter, born in Norway 2013. 

Bridges news

30 Agosto 2017
Como miembro fundador y portavoz del grupo “Amigos del Comercio Electrónico para el Desarrollo”, Costa Rica propone que el tema sea incorporado en la agenda de la OMC. En este artículo, el autor analiza los avances de esta alianza y comparte su aspiración de que Buenos Aires sea recordada como “la Ministerial Digital de la OMC”.
29 Octubre 2015
Durante la primera mitad del siglo XX, Costa Rica sufrió la masiva tala de sus bosques, los cuales poseían ricas y antiguas maderas. Además, la frontera agrícola de la época invitaba a “abrir montaña” para extender terrenos para la producción económica. Hacia fines de la década de 1960, un grupo de...